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May 16 in San Antonio history...

The State of Texas buys the Alamo for $20,000.

The San Antonio Light reports that the Bronchos baseball team, in Sherman for a game, were not affected by the terrible cyclone that devastated the town… 81 more words


May 5 in San Antonio history...

Mission Concepcion is established.

Construction of the Maverick Bank building, at the corner of Alamo Plaza and Houston Street, is begun.

The Mayor’s Office requests bids to light the city streets with arc electric lighting (right).


William Logan, Cherokee County, Kansas: Affidavit supporting son, Drury Logan's, application for membership in the Cherokee Nation, Dawes Commission, 1896

William Logan, son of Zachariah Logan, applied for membership in the Cherokee Nation with the Dawes Commission in 1896. William Logan was 83. William made his mark for his signature, being unable to write his name. 45 more words

Page County Confederate veterans and the Canton, Ohio Blue-Gray Reunion, October 1896

After the Luray-Carlisle, Blue-Gray Reunion of July and September 1881, the next largest Page County Confederate reunion to reach outside the county took place in October 1896. 764 more words


A curious thing - 1896

Chronicle 3rd October, 1896

During Lord Mulgrave’s, or a preceding Lord Lieutenant’s rule in Ireland, there was a curious thing never traced to its source and never explained. 109 more words

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Harry Wright Day, Baseball’s other April Celebration -- Guest blog by Keith Spalding Robbins

Guest blog by Keith Spalding Robbins

April 13, 1896 – 120 Years later a fitting memorial to the Original Red Stocking, Harry Wright.

His epitaph states he was the Father of Baseball. 912 more words

Harry Wright